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Trip Hamburg Cologne

Plan your trip by plane, train, carpooling, bus from Hamburg to Cologne

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How to get from Hamburg to Cologne?

We are suggesting 17 routes by plane, train, carpooling, bus to plan your trip Hamburg Cologne. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Hamburg and Cologne on a map as well as the route Hamburg Cologne and the different connecting points (Köln Hbf Railway Station, Koln Coach Station, Köln-Deutz Coach Station, Cologne South Airport Coach Station, Cologne Bonn Airport, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Hamburg Cologne

For your trip from Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany) to Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 221 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining bus, carpooling, train and/or plane, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Hamburg Cologne is a direct bound.
Trains ICE of HKX or Deutsche Bahn to Cologne leave from Hamburg Dammtor railway station in Hamburg. Arrival in Cologne will take place at Köln Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Hamburg-Cologne that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Hamburg. The bus will drop you off at Koln bus station (0.2 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Hamburg - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station (0.9 mi from Hamburg) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne.
The direct flight Hamburg > Cologne will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Hamburg and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Fuhlsbuettel HAM airport, 5.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Cologne (Cologne Bonn airport, IATA code: CGN) operated by Lufthansa or Air Berlin.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Hamburg-Cologne.

Which carriers to travel between Hamburg and Cologne?

Airlines
Germanwings carries out a flight from Fuhlsbuettel HAM airport situated 5.5 mi away from the city centre of Hamburg to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Fuhlsbuettel HAM airport (located 5.5 mi from Hamburg, Germany) to Cologne (serving Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Air Berlin schedules the flight from Fuhlsbuettel HAM airport situated 5.5 mi away from the city centre of Hamburg to Cologne (arrival at Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Hamburg-Cologne with the train ICE from Hamburg Dammtor railway station (0.5 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
ÖBB transports passengers on a rail line from Dusseldorf to Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Düsseldorf Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
SBB CFF FFS operates the train journey Dusseldorf-Cologne with the train InterCity (IC) from Düsseldorf Hbf railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
HKX provides a rail connection from Hamburg to Cologne with the train which leaves Hamburg Hbf station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Hamburg - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Hamburg and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Onebus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Dortmund (serving Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station at 0.6 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Koln station situated at about 0.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
The coach company ADAC PostBus carries out the route from the bus station of Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Dortmund and to the one of Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The network of Bohr includes a coach line between the city of Dusseldorf (serving Düsseldorf bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Cologne where the coach will drop you off at Köln-Deutz station situated at about 1.2 mi from Cologne city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Hamburg-Cologne (221.8 mi)

Stop cities from Hamburg or cities to visit near Cologne

When travelling from Cologne to Hamburg by bus, carpooling, train, plane, you might have to change at Dusseldorf located at 22 mi from Cologne, Dortmund 45 mi away from Cologne (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Cologne or back to Hamburg, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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